Death may be equally inevitable for everyone, but it does not conclude each life in an identical way. The fraction of time left to the self, before death (or the extended process of dying) closes in on the conscious mind, is the site of a last minute exercise. Each exercise demonstrates the fact that, though the great egalitarian death may be a general theoretical problem, a question that haunts every philosophy, it nevertheless appears in various guises, changing form with time, place and situation. Concretely, there are as many kinds of death as there are lives, and there as many ways of denial and expulsion to think about our last minutes.
The discoursive installation will offer different mental and concrete exercises to be practiced in relation to the time of our death. Various specialists and practitioners from the fields of biology, medicine, veterinary science, philosophy, law, religious studies, forensics, art and anthropology will gather in New Delhi at a specially designed arena at ‘Mati Ghar’ exhibition site at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. The guests publicly present and debate different philosophical theories, scientific speculations and individual practices on the time of death at the invitation of Hannah Hurtzig and the Mobile Academy Berlin. The discussions and debates will be open to the public, who will be free to enter into direct, face to face conversations with the invited specialists.